Emergency transmissions from February's deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island during a GREAT WHITE concert have been released by State Attorney General Patrick Lynch after a judge ordered them to be made public, according to the Associated Press. The three-and-a-half hours worth of recordings include conversations between police, firefighters and other emergency workers.
Rescuers found people trapped in the club's doorway, screaming for help. One rescue worker says, "we're just dragging them out, one by one." Another says "we've got a stampede."
The order to release the recordings came after The Providence Journal newspaper sued to get more information about the fire. Lawyers for the paper and the state spent months working on a deal that wouldn't jeopardize the criminal probe into the blaze.
The Attorney General's Office said eight of the recordings were edited to delete some sensitive information, such as the identification of victims or phone numbers.
By state law, 911 calls are not public information and were not released.
The fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick killed 100 people and injured about 200 others.
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